Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KFGF 202050

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
250 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 251 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

The main impact for tonight will be the strong north westerly
winds that will be advecting some much colder air into our region.
With the colder temps and the strong winds, we could see wind
chill values drop near to below zero by early tomorrow morning
north of highway 2. Tomorrow, winds will stay out of the north
west but will gradually die down through out the day. Temps
tomorrow will be much colder than what we saw today ranging from
the mid 20s in the south to high teens in the north.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 251 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Main concerns or weather impacts  for the holiday traveling period
will be Wednesday and possibly Friday. Both events appear to have
limited moisture to work with however both will feature the
potential for mixed precipitation occurrence. The first appears to
begin to impact the western areas Wednesday morning as scattered
snow across NE ND. During the afternoon warm air aloft moves in and
snow may mix with freezing rain as road surfaces and daytime
maximums stay below freezing, in the mid 20s. The chance for precip
ends Wednesday evening as the wave moves east and weakens.
Thanksgiving day is expected to be an excellent travel day with no
precip and light winds. Max temps in the mid 20s in NW MN warming to
near 40 in SE ND. Fridays chance for precip will be associated with
a jet max aloft as the next clipper system moves north of the FA an
northwest flow aloft begins. As a result a short window of mixed
precip will be possible friday morning before changing over to all
rain as 40s for highs are expected across the entire area. Breezy to
windy conditions Friday with westerly sfc winds. Cold front moves in
Friday night and temperatures will fall back into the 20s for highs
through the weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1249 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Ceilings are not an issue at this point, but some MVFR ceilings
could move southward out of Canada later tonight. For the most
part, winds will be the main story. These winds will shift west
then northwest, and become quite gusty. The highest wind speeds
will be at KDVL, but they will get gusty everywhere. Think the
highest speeds will be between 21z this afternoon and midnight
tonight. Then should begin a very slow decline.


ND...Wind Advisory until midnight CST tonight for NDZ006-007-014-015-

     Wind Advisory from 6 PM this evening to midnight CST tonight for

MN...Wind Advisory from 6 PM this evening to midnight CST tonight for



SHORT TERM...Godon/Pederson
AVIATION...Godon is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.